Xcelerator work continues at Knott's Berry Farm

Posted Monday, February 25, 2002 5:00 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

Knott's is well underway in preparing Xcelerator for vertical construction. Some footers are ready to be poured. The path for Xcelerator can now be seen through the many footer holes.

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, February 25, 2002 5:09 AM
Jeff's avatar You know what makes this ride so cool? There's a tower next to it to take photographs. :)

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Monday, February 25, 2002 5:16 AM
Its quite a site driving from Disney to Knott's, and seeing this wonderful amusemnt park landscape just rise up. This ride is going to make quite a visual impact on that, to say the least.

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Monday, February 25, 2002 7:16 AM
I can't wait for this coaster to actually take shape so we can see a finished product. The picture created from this makes it look "old school" with the theming around it. This should really help and boost their attendance!
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Monday, February 25, 2002 9:51 AM
Soggy's avatar I had a feeling Karl might have an update for us all today. I was there yesterday as well, and I for one, cannot wait for opening day!

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Monday, February 25, 2002 11:11 AM
Kick The Sky's avatar
from Jeff...

You know what makes this ride so cool? There's a tower next to it to take photographs.



And it would be even more cool if they put a webcam on that tower somehow so that we all could watch the construction just like CP and Wicked Twister.
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Monday, February 25, 2002 11:32 AM
I was there on Saturday and went up into the tower to check out the construction.  I could see the basic path of the ride from what was already there, and also, I could see the pieces of the ride in a parking lot off to the West.  It sucks that they couldn't have built this before I traveled all the way to California.;)
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Monday, February 25, 2002 12:08 PM
Well, I hope you went on X though 
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Monday, February 25, 2002 12:16 PM
I also can't wait to see this coaster start vertical construction. It seems like its gonna look when you enter the park. All you see is a huge coral-colored non-inverting top hat and nothing else. That'll be a site to behold!
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Monday, February 25, 2002 1:52 PM
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You know what makes this ride so cool? There's a tower next to it to take photographs.
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Monday, February 25, 2002 2:39 PM
Yeah, I prefer my Xcelerator viewing with a 280 ft. freefall at the end!
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Monday, February 25, 2002 3:36 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I have a feeling that once vertical starts this puppy is gonna go up fast....by the end of March would be my guess, unless we get a ton of rain.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:36 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar Has anyone got any closeups of the track yet, namely the launch?
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:31 PM
Yes X was awesome.  The only problem was that I was so upset after having to wait three hours when I didn't need to, that the ride was rather bitter.  They were only running one train on the track and it took about 5 or so minutes between each train.  That was only about 12 trains an hour, and with only 24 people per train, they were only pushing about 280 people an hour, far below the 1680 displayed in the stats(which I memorized after having nothing else to do but look at them for about 30 minutes while standing still).  However, once I was in the air, my attitude changed just a bit.;)  The drop was awesome, and the shift between being over the track and under the track was great.  For a prototype, I'd say this was one great ride.  I just can't wait to see what Arrow Dynamics has in store for us in the future.

I got stuck on the third tower facing away from Xcelerator, so the only view I got of the site was in the tower.

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